Primulina ‘Dan’s Thistle Dancer’
Primulina ‘Dan’s Thistle Dancer’, 2016, IR161321, Lai Bi-dan, Huang Yi-qin, Guangxi, China (P. ‘Blue Mood’ x P. ophiopogoides). Cross made 3.25.2013, planted 5.1.2013, and first flowered 3.27.2015. Reproducible only vegetatively. Basal rosette with1-1.5 cm stem. Dark green leaves with gray or white short soft hair, 8-10 cm long x 1.7-2 cm wide with 0.5-0.7 cm petiole, linear with entire margin, cuneate base and acute tip, hairy. Calyx split, chartreuse, 0.3-0.4 cm long. Pedicel 1.5-3 cm with 3-6 flowers. Corolla salverform, 3.6-4 cm long x 2.5 cm wide, thistle (pale purplish) with double bright yellow guidelines. This hybrid has some similarity to the pollen parent, with its stout thick leaves, but has bigger flowers. Easy to grow in a very good indirect light in the temperature range 0-35C.